July 2017 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Jeff Horn defeats Manny Pacquiao in WBO welterweight world title fight in Brisbane, Australia

  • Jul 4 World champion Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for a dangerous act while cycling during stage four
  • Jul 5 Arsenal Football Club break their transfer record, paying 52.7 million pounds for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
  • Jul 8 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 English footballer Wayne Rooney announces he has left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • Jul 9 Atthaya Thitikul,14-year old Thai amateur becomes youngest winner on Ladies's European Golf Tour at 14 years, 4 months at Ladies European Thailand Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 15 124th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-0)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 16 131st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic (6-3, 6-1, 6-4) for a record 8th title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 146th British Golf Open Championship: American Jordan Spieth shoots a 268 to win at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 12 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • Jul 21 Peter Doohan, Australian professional tennis player, dies from motor neurone disease at 56
  • Jul 23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies from pneumonia at 74